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  • Blog Post: This Week in Review - Top Issues Facing The CIO

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity...
  • Blog Post: 3 Examples of Leveraging the Cloud for Enterprise Productivity

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity...
  • Blog Post: CIO Guide to the Cloud: Keeping Your Eye on the Puck

    Today we are featuring a guest blog post from Tony Scott, our CIO at Microsoft. Tony will be sharing his perspective of how the cloud is changing the enterprise landscape and the role of the CIO. One of the big challenges CIOs face is the increasing cost and complexity of IT infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Core CAL Changes: What They Mean for the Enterprise

    We recently changed our Core Client Access License (CAL) here at Microsoft. Mary-Jo Foley wrote an insightful article on ZDNet about these changes – thank you Mary-Jo for helping us all understand the changes. For those of you who are not familiar with our CAL suites offerings , they are a way...
  • Blog Post: A Rising Cloud: Turning Downtime into Gold

    OK, I confess. I’m a gaming addict. I worked in Xbox for five years and have wasted hours of time playing games on my console. My kids love me for it. My wife, well… More than 174 million American are gamers, and we are progressively heading towards an app centric world with a focus on...
  • Blog Post: We’ve Come a Long Way

    As Loretta Lynn once said, “We’ve come a long way, baby.” When I think back to what it was like when I first entered the workforce compared to today, it is a different world. Believe it or not, my roots are in IT – I started out as a system administrator working on Sun OS and...
  • Blog Post: Using Consumer Technology to Boost Enterprise Productivity

    Today we are featuring a guest blog post from Tony Scott, our CIO at Microsoft. Tony will be sharing his perspective of how the consumerization of IT can boost productivity. I’m old enough to remember when we used the expression, “I’m going to work.” And when I went to work...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Flexibility = Choice for Business

    We’ve all experienced companies with inflexible policies. The retailer that won’t accept returns. The credit card company that won’t alter its billing dates. The airline that won’t take customer service complaints over the phone. The best companies know that it’s not...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Business Productivity Digest - 5/27/2011

    Five unique perspectives on the shift to cloud computing Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share your...
  • Blog Post: Unleashing the Power of a Mobile Workforce

    No longer are information workers confined to the four walls of the office building. The combination of high-speed wireless networks and powerful mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and PDAs has made it possible to work from pretty much anywhere. Today, the “office” can be a conference...
  • Blog Post: Transforming the Way Companies Communicate

    If you’ve been in the workforce for a few decades, you probably remember the office memo. It was the mechanism many enterprises used to communicate with employees before email and the Internet. It had to be typed, copied, and manually distributed to every employee via a physical mailbox. Once received...
  • Blog Post: A Hybrid Approach to Driving … and to the Cloud

    A couple years ago, a friend of mine bought a brand new gas-guzzling SUV. Yet now that the price of gas is shooting up at the pump, he really wishes he had bought a Toyota Prius. There’s no easy way to convert his SUV into a hybrid vehicle. And if he trades his vehicle in for one that’s more...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Review - The Future of the Cloud

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity...
  • Blog Post: The First and Best Customer of Our Own Products

    Today we are featuring a guest blog post from Tony Scott, our CIO at Microsoft. One of the best things about being the CIO at Microsoft is helping the company develop great products for our customers. The Microsoft IT organization is Microsoft’s first and best customer. We take ...
  • Blog Post: Lync is the “Kinect of the Enterprise”

    Last week in front of an audience of 13,000 partners who attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Steve Ballmer called this a special year for Microsoft Lync, the centerpiece of our unified communications solution. He quoted Microsoft COO Kevin Turner who has referred to Lync as “the...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Review - The Future of Cloud Computing

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity...
  • Blog Post: Seven Ways in Which Office 365 Delivers Business-Class Security

    By now, you probably realize that Microsoft Office 365 can free up time, money, and valued resources. But what about security? Surveys show that security is the no. 1 reason why some enterprises hesitate to move their information into the cloud. Specifically, IT administrators fear their data won’t...
  • Blog Post: Your Own Goals, Your Own Pace

    Hoping to get into shape, a friend of mine recently decided to take up running. He had scheduled his first run at a local track over the weekend, and talked about it all day Friday at work. On Monday I asked him how it went. “I don’t think running’s for me,” he said, a dejected...
  • Blog Post: 4 Links Focusing on the Future of Cloud Computing

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity...
  • Blog Post: Trust vs. Control with Office 365

    Many IT professionals are familiar with the German proverb, “Trust is good, but control is better." As the father of two children, I understand that sentiment. Like most parents, I feel protective of my children and want to steer them out of harm’s way. Yet to be a good father, I actually...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Enterprise Business Productivity Digest - 6/10/2011

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Review - Enterprise Mobility & Cloud Security

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Business Productivity Digest - 6/3/2011

    Five links to help answer questions about Security in the Cloud Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Business Productivity Digest

    This is the first in a series we call the "Weekly Business Productivity Digest" This is a collection of interesting articles, blog posts, etc from around the web related to Cloud, Technology, Leadership, CIOs and the Enterprise. In addition to our own content, the goal is to showcase the variety of conversations...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Future of Productivity Blog

    Welcome to the Future of Productivity blog! As director of marketing for the Microsoft Office Division, I manage marketing strategy and development of the Microsoft Business Productivity Platform . Each year, I meet with hundreds of business leaders, many of whom face diverse challenges as they strive...